Amy Sampson

Job title
Learning Technologist (Educational Technology)
Email
amy.sampson@falmouth.ac.uk
Telephone
01326 255781 Ext: 5781

Amy joined Falmouth University in 2004 as a Media Technician working within the School of Film and Television. A highly technical position, she taught industry software and hardware applications to students ranging from Avid video editing to camera operation. She left to pursue a freelance role within industry and worked in a variety of roles on programmes for broadcasters such as the BBC, E4, ITV and Channel 4.  

In 2011 Amy returned to Falmouth University to take up a role in Educational Technology and has been in the department ever since. As a Learning Technologist Amy guides staff and students in their use of technology to support learning and teaching across all departments. In 2015 Amy completed her MA in Creative Education specialising in learning technology, and has regularly contributed to the educational technology field since joining the department.

She routinely provides best practice advice to staff to enhance teaching practice and can often be found contributing to the PGCHE and MA in Creative Education. Additionally she has recently undertaken teaching work as a visiting lecturer.   

Qualifications

YearQualificationAwarding body
2015
MA Creative Education (Distinction)
Falmouth University
2014
Post Graduate Diploma Higher Education (PGDip)
Falmouth University
2014
Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3
Institute of Leadership and Management
2013
Post Graduate Certificate Higher Education (PGCHE)
Falmouth University
2010
BA (Hons) Broadcasting (1st)
Falmouth University
2006
First Aid at Work
St John Ambulance

Honours and awards

YearDescription
2014

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

2010

British Interactive Multimedia Awards - Finalist

Membership of external committees

Organisational Member Association for Learning Technology

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

Supporting and developing learning and teaching through use of appropriate technologies, including: 

  • Digital Pedagogy
  • Creative Education
  • Staff Development
  • Student Experience

Research topics

Education
Teaching
Learning
Learning Technology

Research outputs

Publications and research outputs

Article

Sampson, Amy and Boyd, Vic (2015) Foundation versus innovation: developing creative education practitioner confidence in the complex blended learning landscape. Professional Development in Education, 2015. ISSN 10.1080/19415257.2015.1024800
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Sampson, Amy and Tolonen, Jarno (2014) Empowering the Learning Event: New Roles for Learning and Teaching. EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, 2014. pp. 1827-1831. ISSN 978-1-939797-08-7
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Sampson, Amy and Comley, Steph (2012) Promoting good pedagogy across the virtual learning environment : empowering the academic, engaging the student. EDULEARN12 Proceedings, 2012. pp. 1244-1251. ISSN 2340-1117
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Conference or Workshop Item

Sampson, Amy (2015) Collaborative arts based learning using Canvas. In: altc2015: Shaping the Future of Learning Together, 8th - 10th September 2015, Manchester University. Item not available from this repository.

Sampson, Amy (2014) Closing the loop: Communication and feedback in educational technology. In: Jisc RSC SW TurboTEL 2014, 10th June 2014, UWE Exhibition Conference Centre. Item not available from this repository.

Sampson, Amy (2014) A trusty tale of technology adoption…because change isn’t always bad. In: HEA Arts and Humanities Conference, 2nd - 4th June 2014, Salford Quays, Manchester. Item not available from this repository.

Sampson, Amy and Comley, Steph (2013) Supporting collaborative arts based learning using Google+ Communities. In: altc2013: Building New Cultures of Learning, 11th - 13th September 2013, Nottingham University.
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Sampson, Amy and Comley, Steph (2012) Creating Sustainable Change: sharing good practice in the VLE. In: SOLSTICE & CLTR 2012, 13th - 14th June 2012, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk.
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Sampson, Amy and Comley, Steph (2012) Virtual Learning Space. In: Tampere Art Factory International Week, 7th - 11th May 2012, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland.
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Events

YearDescription
2016

PGCHE Summer School

2015

PGCHE Summer School

2014

PGCHE Summer School

Teaching

Areas of teaching

Education
Learning and Teaching
Television
Media

Professional engagement